MBA Specializations Offered and Classes

Students in the FT/PT MBA program can choose from 12 optional MBA specializations, listed below. Specializations are completed by taking a group of designated electives as part of the general MBA elective requirement.

Students can specialize in more than one area, or select a mix of courses based on personal or professional goals. For more information about individual specializations, view the elective courses within the MBA specializations below.

Visit the Online Course Catalog to view a list of course offerings and descriptions.

Accounting

Students in the accounting specialization must complete four courses from the list below:

Courses required to sit for CPA exam
MBA AF 611 Intermediate Accounting - offered face to face in fall 
MBA AF 612 Cost Accounting - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 613 Federal Tax Planning - offered face to face in fall and spring
MBA AF 614 Financial and Managerial Auditing - offered face to face in fall and spring
MBA AF 618 Accounting Information Systems - offered face to face in spring and summer
MBAMGT 664 Legal Environment of Business* - offered face to face in spring and summer

Additional course options to complete accounting specialization
MBA AF 615 International Accounting - offered face to face in fall
MBA AF 616 Financial Statement Analysis - offered online in fall, face to face in spring
MBA AF 631 Environmental Accounting and Finance - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 637 Financial Reporting Fraud Examination - offered online in fall

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their accounting specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium - offered hybrid** in fall
MBA AF 699 Master Thesis Option - offered hybrid** in spring

Students may participate in an internship in the accounting industry and apply the one course towards their accounting specialization


MBAMGT 698 Practicum - offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course required to sit for CPA exam, does not apply as 1 of 4 courses required to complete accounting specialization
**Course will alternate between meeting face to face on campus and online

Course scheduling subject to change

 

Business Analytics

Students may complete a specialization and/or a certificate in Business Analytics completing the following four courses

Required Courses
MSIS 670 Business Intelligence - offered online in fall, spring, and summer
MSIS 671 Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence - offered online in spring
MSIS 672 Enterprise Data Mining for Predictive Analytics - offered online in fall
MSIS 656 Information Storage and Management - offered online in spring

 

Environmental Management

Students in the environmental management specialization must complete three courses from the list below:

MBAMGT 671 Introduction to Environmental Management - offered face to face in fall
MBAMGT 688L Business and Climate Change - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 631 Environmental Accounting and Finance - offered face to face in spring

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their Environmental Management specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium - offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 Master Thesis Option - offered hybrid* in spring


Students may participate in an internship in the accounting industry and apply the one course towards their Environmental Management  specialization

MBAMGT 698 Practicum - offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change

 

Finance

Students in the finance specialization must complete four courses from the list below:

Online Finance courses
MBA AF 616 Financial Statement Analysis - offered online in fall
MBA AF 623 Financial Modeling - offered online in fall
MBA AF 628 Portfolio Analysis and Investment Management - offered online in spring
MBA AF 635 Mergers & Acquisitions - offered online in spring

Corporate Finance courses
MBA AF 611 Intermediate Accounting (emphasis on financial reporting) -offered face to face in fall
MBA AF 616 Financial Statement Analysis - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 621 Advanced Corporate Finance - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 623 Financial Modeling  - offered online in fall, face to face in spring
MBA AF 626 International Financial Management - offered face to face in fall
MBA AF 627 Health System Financial Management - offered face to face in fall
MBA AF 631 Environmental Accounting and Finance - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 635 Mergers & Acquisitions - offered online in spring

Investment Management Finance courses
MBA AF 622 Global Portfolio Investment Management - offered face to face in fall
MBA AF 623 Financial Modeling - offered online in fall, face to face in spring
MBA AF 624 Managing Mutual Funds - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 625 Derivative Securities - offered face to face in fall
MBA AF 628 Portfolio Analysis and Investment Management - offered online in spring, face to face in fall
MBA AF 632 Asset Management Practicum - offered face to face in fall and spring
MBA AF 634 Risk Management - offered face to face in spring
MBA AF 636 Quantitative Analysis of Business Data - offered face to face in  fall

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the 2 courses towards their Finance specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 Master Thesis Option (MTO) - offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an Internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their Finance specialization

MBAMGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change.

 

Health Care Informatics

Students in the health care informatics specialization must complete the following four courses:

MSIS 632 Introduction to Health Informatics - offered online in fall
MSIS 633 Health Information Exchange: Management & Technology - offered online in fall
MSIS 634 Health Information Privacy & Security - offered online in spring
MSIS 635 Health Information Analytics - offered online in spring

 

Information Systems

Students in the information systems specialization must complete four courses

MSIS 614 Business Data Communications and Computer Networks - offered face to face spring
MSIS 615 Object-Oriented Information Systems - offered face to face fall
MSIS 617 Management of the Supply Chain - offered face to face
MSIS 618 Database Management - offered face to face
MSIS 619 Systems Analysis and Design - offered face to face spring
MSIS 630 Project and Change Management - offered face to face fall and spring

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the 2 courses towards their Information Systems specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 MTO- offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an Internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their Information Systems specialization

MBA MGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change.

 

International Management

Students in the international management specialization must complete four courses from the list below, and must choose courses from at least 3 of the 4 areas listed.

Accounting/Finance Courses
MBA AF 615 International Accounting
MBA AF 622 Global Portfolio Investment Management
MBA AF 630 International Economy and Business

Management Courses
MBAMGT 665 International and Comparative Management
MBAMGT 675 Managing in the Global Economy
MBAMGT 685 Global Industry and Competitive Analysis (study abroad trip, varies each term)
MBAMGT 688L Business and Climate Change

Marketing Courses
MBAMKT 674 International Marketing
MBAMKT 680 Entrepreneurship in the US & China (study abroad trip)

Information Systems Course
MSIS 617 Management of the Supply Chain

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their International Management specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 MTO- offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an Internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their International Management specialization

MBAMGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change.

 

Internet Marketing

Students in the internet marketing specialization must complete four courses from the list below:

MBAMKT 671 Marketing Research - offered face to face fall
MBAMKT 676 Marketing Analytics - offered face to face spring
MBAMKT 677 Database & Internet Marketing - offered online summer
MBAMKT 682 Digital Marketing - offered online fall
MBAMKT 691 Social Media Marketing - offered face to face fall

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the 2 courses towards their Digital Marketing specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium - offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 MTO - offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their Internet Marketing specialization

MBA MGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change.

 

Leadership & Organizational Change

Students in the leadership & organizational change (LOC) specialization must complete a total of four courses:

Required Courses
MBAMGT 683 Leadership & Management in the 21st Century - offered face to face in fall
MBAMGT 665 Cross-Cultural and Comparative Management - offered face to face in spring

Electives (Choose Two):
MBAMGT 652 Labor Relations - offered face to face in fall
MBAMGT 664 The Legal Environment of Business - offered face to face in spring and summer
MBAMGT 671 Introduction to Environmental Management - offered face to face in fall
MBAMGT 675 Managing in the Global Economy - offered face to face in fall
MBAMGT 687 Nonprofit Management - offered face to face in spring
MBAMKT 691 Social Media Marketing - offered face to face in fall
MBAACM 684 Written Communication for Managers - offered online in summer

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their Finance specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 MTO - offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an Internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their finance specialization

MBAMGT 698 Practicum - offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change

 

Marketing

Students in the marketing specialization must complete four courses from the list below:

MBAMKT 668 Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing - offered face to face spring
MBAMKT 671 Marketing Research - offered face to face fall
MBAMKT 673 Marketing Communications - offered face to face spring
MBAMKT 674 International Marketing - offered face to face spring
MBAMKT 684 Brand Management - offered online spring

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their Marketing specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 MTO- offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an Internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their Marketing specialization

MBAMGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

Students may also complete one additional course to earn the Contemporary Marketing Graduate Certificate

*Course scheduling subject to change.

 

Nonprofit Management

Students in the nonprofit management specialization must complete four courses, as follows:

Required Course
MBAMGT 687 Nonprofit Management - offered face to face in spring

Electives (Choose Three):
MBA AF 627 Health System Financial Management - offered face to face in fall
MBAMGT 680 Management of Health Care Organizations - offered face to face in spring
MBAMGT 681 Health Systems and Public Policy - offered face to face in fall
MBAACM 684 Written Communication for Managers - offered online in summer

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their Nonprofit Management specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 MTO- offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an Internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their Nonprofit Management specialization

MBA MGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change.

 

Supply Chain and Service Management

Students in the supply chain and service management specialization must complete three courses from the list below:

MBAMS 652 Lean & Six Sigma - offered face to face spring
MSIS 617 Management of the Supply Chain - offered face to face fall
MSIS 630 Project and Change Management - offered face to face fall and spring
MSIS 631 Operational Risk Management - offered face to face spring
MBAMS 638 Management Decision Models - offered face to face spring
MSIS 643 Decision and Risk Analysis - offered face to face spring

Students may complete the Master Thesis Option (MTO) and apply the two courses towards their Supply Chain & Service Management specialization

MBA AF 690 Research Colloquium- offered hybrid* in fall
MBA AF 699 Master Thesis Option (MTO)- offered hybrid* in the spring

Students may participate in an internship in the finance industry and apply the one course towards their Supply Chain & Service Management specialization

MBAMGT 698 Practicum- offered online fall, spring, and summer

*Course scheduling subject to change.